How can I play games in Backtrack 5 R3?

Sholihin April 12, 2013

I run a version of Linux called Backtrack 5 R3. How can I play games on it, and find out what games are supported by it?

  1. idle
    June 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

    You guys sure know everything, the backtrack repositories put together by the backtrack team certainly aren't full of games, that would be absurd. The command "apt-cache search games" would never turn up pages full of them. Hackers hate p.c. games, everybody knows it.

    • Unknown
      June 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Then you should know that they're called "Crackers" not "Hackers".

  2. fallen heart
    April 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

    as they said bt is not desiigned for games. for linux gaming you shuould head to, i do remeber there is a distro specifically designed for gaming. And ubuntu is rising rapidly on you can try that and can purchase games from steam and desura.

  3. Bruce Epper
    April 12, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Backtrack iis a descendant of Ubuntu, but games are not officially supported on it. It was specifically designed as a penetration testing/forensic investigation tool and everything unrelated to the task at hand was removed. Because it is a Ubuntu derivative, you should be able to use the command line to add the Ubuntu repositories and add games from there, but I would not recommend it. When modifications were made to other parts of Ubuntu when creating Backtrack, it is entirely possible that pieces required for running this extra software were broken in the process. Because of the tuning of the kernel for this purpose, you may need to recompile that as well.

    If you really want to play games on a Linux-based system, you should look for a gaming-specific distribution or a general distribution instead.

    • Sholihin
      April 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

      thankz for ur advise.....

  4. Jamie Merlau
    April 12, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Backtrack 5 R3 is an open-source penetration testing OS; it is not designed to be used for functions outside of that idea. The same team as released a new OS called Kali; you can find it on This distro is definitely more into the full-fledged OS field; however, why do you want to try to play games on a Pen-Testing OS? It is going to require way more work than using a more user-friendly version of Debian or Ubuntu.

    • muotechguy
      April 12, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Came here to say this. Have my upvotes.

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